Now You See It, Now You Don't! (Stone Planter Removal Before & After)

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Planter Box Removed
Planter Box Removed
Fireplace Stone
Fireplace Stone

Do you remember the stone planter box that's built onto our fireplace wall that I showed you in the dining room makeover kickoff post? It was full of really old planting soil, which was full of random bits that had been dropped in there over the years.

Like broken glass, for example.

Between that and the sticking out into the walkway... you know, where your body has to go... and being very hard and sharp and pointy... it was a problem. Basically if you were to walk straight through that part of the house, you'd run into the planter box.

Which is kind of a problem when you're two feet tall.

I hated that thing.

I removed my "safety device" (a strategically placed laundry basket) and took a picture so you could see what it looks like.

At least... this is what it looked like this morning. (Mwah ah ahahahahaha!)

Now you see it...

Stone Planter Box
Stone Planter Box

Now you don't.

Stone Planter Box Removed
Stone Planter Box Removed
Stone Planter Box Removed
Stone Planter Box Removed

Oh, yes I did!

Stone Planter Box Removed
Stone Planter Box Removed

We got really lucky, too. You might not be able to tell, but in this picture you can just see how the concrete base for this was leveled exactly at the height of the subflooring, which means we can put new flooring right over it and it will match up perfectly.

Stone Planter Box Removed
Stone Planter Box Removed

So, we have to patch that hole in the floor, but I am so happy. I have a nice wide walkway past the fireplace. No ugly eyesore planter thing filled with hazards.

Stone Planter Box Removed
Stone Planter Box Removed

It's beautiful.

Stone Planter Box Removed
Stone Planter Box Removed

Tomorrow I'll show you how I did it.

Updated: Check out my full three-part tutorial, starting here with the Prep Work of How to Tear Out a Stone Planter!

Nothing like kicking off a project with some good demo. Torn anything up lately?

~Angela :-)
~Angela :-)